UPDATE: Identity of Rupert armed robbery suspect released

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UPDATE: Friday, July 16, 2021: RUPERT, WV (WVNS) — Further details are released in the Rupert armed robbery investigation, including the suspect’s name.

West Virginia State Police confirmed Gary Toler, 65, of Oceana, was arrested in connection to the incident on Thursday. Police said a tip came in that he was seen at the Walmart in Princeton. Toler was traveling in a maroon minivan with a woman. The Princeton Police Department located them, and they were brought in for questioning.

Toler is in jail on charges of grand larceny and armed robbery. Investigators said some of the money stolen from the bank was recovered. The woman who was traveling with him has not been charged at this time.


UPDATE: Thursday, July 15, 2021: RUPERT, WV (WVNS) — A man who robbed a bank in Greenbrier County on Wednesday is now in custody, according to the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department.

The identity of the suspect has not been released as of now. Deputies said the suspect was taken into custody in the Princeton area of Mercer County.

Further details are expected from West Virginia State Police.


RUPERT, WV (WVNS) — An armed robbery at a bank in Rupert is being reported and State Police are searching for a suspect.

Troopers tell 59News the robbery occurred at the Summit Bank in Rupert around 12:15 p.m. An undisclosed amount of money was taken by the suspect. No injuries are being reported.

The Rupert Police Department, Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, and West Virginia State Police are all on scene, as it remains active at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding the suspect or this incident is asked to contact 911 or the West Virginia State Police at (304) 746-2100.

Stick with 59News as we continue to provide updates on the situation.

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